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pictures of dolphins The name is of Greek origin δελφίς (delphis), "dolphin" [1], which is related to the Greek δελφύς (Delphi), "belly". [2] Thus, the name of the animal can be interpreted as meaning "a 'fish' with a womb" [3] The name was transmitted via the Latin Delphinus [4] (the romanization of the Greek δελφῖνος Back - Delphinos [5]), which became medieval Latin and Old French daulphin dolfinus, which reintroduced the pH in the word .pictures of dolphins. The term mereswine pictures of dolphins (ie "sea pork") was used historically. [6]
The word is used in several different ways. It can mean:
any member of the family Delphinidae (oceanic dolphins),
any member of the family or superfamily Platanistoidea Delphinidae (oceanic and river dolphins),
any member of the Odontoceti (toothed whales, which families include the above and a few others)pictures of dolphins
and is used casually as a synonym for dolphin, the most common and familiar species of dolphin.
This article uses the second definition and does not describe porpoises (suborder Odontoceti, family Phocoenidae).pictures of dolphins Orcas and some closely related species belong to the family Delphinidae, therefore regarded as dolphins, even though they are called whales in common language.
A group of dolphins is called a "school" or a "pod". Male dolphins are called "bulls" cows "women" and young dolphins are called "calves"

Dolphins are marine mammals closely related to whales and porpoises. There are almost forty species of dolphin in 17 genera.pictures of dolphins They vary in size from 1.2 m (4 ft) and 40 kg (90 lb) (Maui's dolphin), up to 9.5 m (30 ft) and 10 tonnes (9.8 long tons, 11 tons short) (the killer). They are found worldwide, mostly in the shallower seas of the continental shelves, and are carnivores, pictures of dolphins mostly eating fish and squid. The family Delphinidae is the largest in the Cetacean order, and evolved relatively recently, there are about ten million years ago, during the Miocene. Dolphins are among the most intelligent animals and their often friendly appearance, an artifact of the "smile" on his mouthline and seemingly playful attitude have made them popular in human culture.
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